May 8, 2019

Monsoon Holidays In India

Monsoon holidays in India: 15 spectacular Places

Monsoon holidays in India is surely lifetime experience as the extraordinary areas abandon you hypnotized with its magnificence. The hills and mountains get covered with rich greenery, the lakes flood with shimmering water, the cascade landscapes become heavenly to make you fall in love with Incredible India.
Monsoon Holidays In India

Monsoon is one of the best seasons to plan a vacation because it is the time when the beauty, liveliness, and vibrancy of the destinations leave you awestruck. Gentle winds, light raindrops, hills covered with greenery, sparkling water of the waterfalls and smell of the wet mud make monsoon more magical. If you were also waiting all throughout the year for the monsoon season to plan a trip then it is time to decide the perfect holiday destination.
To make the destination hunting less hectic for you, we have shortlisted some destinations which will surely help you to rejuvenate yourself after experiencing a scorching summer season. In India, there are certain places which are spectacular to visit during the rainy season. The rainfed season is idle for relaxing, sightseeing and of course some adventure accompanied by light winds and that delicious smell of earth.

Here is the list of 15 spectacular monsoon holidays destination:

1.Goa, 2. Andaman & Nicober, 3. Pondicherry, 4. Wayanad - Kerala, 5. Coorg - Karnataka, 6. Darjeeling,   7. Shillong Meghalaya,  8. Ladakh – Jammu And Kashmir, 9. Spiti Valley- Himachal Pradesh, 10. Mussoorie Uttarakhand, 11.  Valley of Flowers - Uttarakhand, 12. Udaipur – Rajasthan, 13. Pushkar – Rajasthan, 14. Mount Abu- Rajasthan, 15. Kutch- Gujarat

1. Goa: Goa will be amongst the best places to visit in the monsoon in India. The land of beaches is surely worth a visit during monsoons to enjoy sand, drizzle and picturesque scenic beauty. It is the perfect place to get soaked in the rains and enjoy some truly delicious Goan delicacies.
Monsoon Holidays In India

Ideal for: Honeymoon, Nature lovers, Adventure Lovers, beach lovers, Party

Things to do: Jet skiing, scuba, trekking, heritage tour, shopping, birdwatching

How to reach: By roads and a Mumbai to Goa road trip, Goa is well connected. Goa is well connected also other cities with Madgaon & Vasco-da-Gama stations and Goa international airport in Dabolim.

Attractions: Go for trekking/ hiking at Dudhsagar waterfalls, Cruize amid the beautiful sea bordered by the beaches, visit Aguada fort for a scintillating view, Dolphin show, get the thrilling experience of water sports in Baga beach & feel rich as a gambler at the Casino.

2. Andaman & Nicobar: Blessed white-sugar beaches, turquoise waters, sylvan haven and unparalleled tranquillity, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is a perfect monsoon holiday destination in India. In spite of the fact that impressively separated from the principle Indian Peninsula, the Islands are so well unblemished with the historical backdrop of the nation that attempts as you may, you can't ignore that this universal looking goal isn't a piece of India. The milestone of the Islands is, obviously, its grand shoreline that is flanked by palm trees, notwithstanding, Andaman and Nicobar are substantially more than only a shoreline escape. The Islands obviously sparkle with rich marine existence of which coral reef is of prime criticalness.
Monsoon Holidays In India

Ideal for: Adventure lovers, Beach lovers, Nature lovers

Things to do: Jet skiing, Scuba, Snorkelling

How to reach: There are only two ways to reach Port Blair, capital of Andaman & Nicobar Islands either by Air or by Sea(Ship).

By Flight: You have direct daily flights to Port Blair from Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore. And some flights from Visakhapatnam, Andra Pradesh on certain days. Flights from Kolkata & Chennai take Approx 2 hours while the one from Delhi & Mumbai takes 5 hours.

 By Ship: They ship you avail from Chennai, Vizag & Kolkata. There are usually 3-4 sailings every month. Ship voyage takes around 60-70 hours.

Attraction: Cellular Jail National Memorial, Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Neil Island, Baratang Island, Elephant Beach, Mount Harriet And Madhuban, Museum Circuit, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex, North Bay Beach, Seafood, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Diglipur, Chidiya Tapu, Ross Island,

3. Pondicherry: Pondicherry or Puducherry, old colonial houses, mustard-yellow tinted villas, cobble-stoned streets and a surfeit of seafront cafes and bars. The postcard-perfect city of Pondicherry draws you in with its old-world magnificence beauty and quaint charm. The rainy months add a dash of romance and create a cool ambiance in the city making Pondicherry a must visit monsoon destination in India.

Ideal for: Honeymooners, beach lovers, families

Things to do: Cafe hopping, Meditation, Shopping, Scuba diving,

How to reach: The nearest rail station from Pondicherry is Villupuram, 35 km away from the town. Nearest Airport Chennai 2 hr distance from Pondicherry.

Attractions: Stroll along with the flawless tranquil yet wild shorelines, visit Auroville and attempt delightful French rarities.

4. Wayanad – Kerala: There is no doubt that Wayanad is a standout amongst the best hill stations and an all around flawless spot to visit amid monsoon in South India. And to the much delight of vacationers, the place also hosts a special 3-day monsoon festival ‘Splash’ to portray Wayanad as the most popular place to visit in India in monsoons.

Ideal for: Honeymooners, Nature lovers, wildlife enthusiasts, families

Things to do: Nature walks, Wildlife, Treks, Camping

How to reach: Wayanad does not have a train station. Nearest option is Nilambur Road. Wayanad is 51 km away from Nilambur Road (NIL), Nilambur.

Attractions: Sightseeing and the monsoon carnival – Splash

5. Coorg – Karnataka: Lavish greeneries and forests surrounded the hills that are popular for trekking and picturesque beauty like waterfalls and viewpoints. You can trek to the highest point of Tadiandamol, the second most noteworthy hile of Karnataka.
Coorg is not just about sightseeing and trekking, it is also about staying in the most wonderful places & seeing the sights from there. Coorg is one of the best locations to feel close to the beauty of nature and rejuvenate.
Monsoon Holidays In India

Ideal for: Nature lovers & Honeymoon

Things to do: Bird watching, Elephant interaction, Horse ride, coffee plantation tour, Trekking,

How to Reach: By Air: Mysore Airport, located about 121 km away, is the nearest airport to Coorg and Bangalore Airport 286 km. The airport has scheduled flights to major Indian cities like Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad & Delhi.

By Road: Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) provide deluxe buses service to Coorg, on every day from cities like Bangalore, Mysore and Mangalore.

By Rail: Mysore Junction, located around 106 km away is the nearest railway station to Coorg.

Attraction: Abbey Falls, Talacauvery, Mandalpatti Viewpoint, Dubare Elephant Camp,  Golden Temple Namdroling Monastery, Brahmagiri Peak, Iruppu Falls, Nagarhole National Park, Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary

6. Darjeeling – West Bengal: The ideal monsoon escape of India is outstanding for the tea industry alongside a prevalent vacationer goal, otherwise called The Queen of Hills, is situated at the lower regions of the incomparable Himalayas. Due to surrounded hills, it receives heavy showers during the monsoon session.

Ideal for: Honeymooners, Nature lover, Families

Things to do: Toy train ride, Tea plantation visit, Monastery visit, Shopping

How to reach: The nearest railway station New Jalpaiguri, 62 km which connects major Indian cities like Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore. Or take a flight to Kolkata.

Attractions: Darjeeling monastery, adventure sports, and the toy train. Don’t forget to try some authentic Darjeeling tea, Rangeet valley passenger cable car.

7. Shillong Meghalaya: One of the best places in India during monsoons is the city of Shillong which receives the heaviest rainfall during the monsoon season. Encompassed by beautiful valleys of Khasi and Jayanti slopes, embellished by various cascades, Shillong offers an all-encompassing perspective on a green common view.

Ideal for: Honeymooners, Nature lovers, Wildlife enthusiasts

Things to do: Wildlife viewing, Boating, trekking

How to reach: By train- The nearest railway station from Shillong is in Guwahati, 100 km away and you can easily take a cab from there. The Guwahati station connected to New Delhi and other major cities across the country.

Attractions: David Scott Trail is an old trekking route that is counted amongst the most popular ones in Meghalaya.

8. Ladakh – Jammu And Kashmir: Ladakh the largest of the ten provinces of Jammu and Kashmir is bordered by the Karakoram chain of mountains in the north and Himalayas in the south. Ladakh is the place of towering mountains and Buddhist simplicity. It is beautiful terrains and mountains beckon the adventurous tourist for trekking and mountaineering. Hidden behind this harsh and forbidding facade is an ancient civilization with captivating people. The great Indus river flows right through Ladakh. The province is divided into Leh, the capital and the lower Ladakh, Rupshu, Nubra & Zanskar. Ladakh Festival takes place from 17th to 27th September. It’s a spectacle of a show and a must visit.
Monsoon Holidays In India

Ideal for: Culture-vulture, Adventure Lovers

Things to do: Bike rides, Monastery visit, Wildlife viewing & Sightseeing

How to reach: The nearest railway station is Jammu Tawi  700 km from Ladakh. Which is well connected with Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai &12 hours from Delhi via road.

Attractions: Zanskar Valley, Pangong Tso Lake Kargil, Khardung-La Pass, Stupa, Hemis Monastery, Royal Leh Palace, Nubra Valley, Magnetic Hill, Hemis National Park, Shanti Moonland, Chadar Trek, Diskit Monastery.

9. Spiti Valley- Himachal Pradesh: Spiti Valley that name that creates numerous photos in your mind. While some image lavish green hill, mountain stream, cascades, others consider it a fruitless no man's land, a cold desert very similar to Ladakh. Whatever the image is it attracts thousands of tourists or traveler every year because a journey to Spiti is an experience that you will cherish for a long time, probably all of your lifetimes. The name "Spiti" signifies "The Middle Land" which it really is on the grounds that it is the land among Tibet and India.
Monsoon Holidays In India

Ideal for: Nature & Adventure enthusiasts.

Things to do: Camping, wildlife viewing.

How to reach: The Nearest Railway Station Chandigarh & Shimla, Nearest Airport Bhunter Airport in Kullu

Attractions: Lahaul Valley, Kungri Monastery, Kaza, Chandra Taal, Pin Valley National Park, Komik, Dhankar Lake, Tabo the monastery, Tabo  Rock Art and Cave, Suraj Taal, Kibber

10. Mussoorie Uttarakhand: Known as ‘Queen of the Hills’, Mussoorie is a place where nature blends history with the well-preserved cultural heritage. Do not miss this destination if you want to enjoy your partner’s company amidst the romantic scenic beauty because Mussoorie has a romantic atmosphere and pleasant climate during monsoon. During monsoon season, the hotels in Mussoorie are less occupied so you can enjoy a relaxing vacation which will be crowd-free.
Monsoon Holidays In India

Ideal For: Honeymoon, Nature Lover

Things to do: Sightseeing & Enjoy nature

How to reach: Nearest rail station Mussoorie & Airport Jolly Grant Airport, Dehradun 59 km

Attraction: The waterfalls like Kempty Falls, Jharia Pani Falls and Bhatta Falls along with Camel’s Back Road, Gun Hill, and Happy Valley are worth visiting during the monsoon season.

11. Valley of Flowers – UttarakhandValley of flowers is perhaps one of the most wonderful places on earth and monsoon is the best time to visit. More than 400 varieties of flowers bloom here during monsoon. The valley is a part of the national park and can be reached only after an easy trek.

Ideal For: Honeymoon, Nature Lover

How to Reach: The nearest railway station is Rishikesh & Nearest airport is Dehradun.

12. Udaipur – Rajasthan: This place genuinely reflects its glorious past of the maharajas with umpteen number of palaces and bazaars and picturesque lakes. It does not leave a single chance to give you that royal feeling. During monsoons, this spot revives with a hint of greenery around its pristine lakes and royal residences to give you amazing perspectives.
Ideal for: Heritage lovers, honeymooners

Things to do: Boating, sightseeing.

How to reach: Nearest railway station Udaipur. The nearest the airport is the Maharana Pratap airport in Dabok, 22 km from the city of Udaipur.

Attractions: Feel royal and know the glorious past of the Indian rajas and maharajas at the City Palace, monsoon palace, lake palace, and enjoy the alluring beauty of the Fateh Sagar lake.

13. Pushkar – Rajasthan: When it rains intensely in other parts of India, plan a wonderful holiday to Pushkar not to let the sultry sun give you a tan, but to explore the wonderful and soothing side of Rajasthan. Imagine what is more romantic than an awakening peacock call, an early morning camel ride, walking around the market. Pushkar should positively be on your bucket list of places to visit in monsoons in India.

Ideal for: Families, Honeymooners, Culture vulture.

Things to do: Camel safari, hot air ballooning, jeep safari, hiking, shopping, sightseeing.

How to reach: You will need to take a train to Ajmer and then take a 30-minute drive to Pushkar.

Attractions: Camel rides, desert camping, and sightseeing.

14. Mount Abu- Rajasthan: Being a hill station, Mount Abu is a round-the-year place but it is eye-catching to watch this lovely destination when clouds cover up the sky and water drops come down to the earth. Mount Abu is the right destination for those who are looking for a perfect dose of nature, spirituality, and adventure.

Ideal for: Honeymooners, Nature lovers.

Things to do: sightseeing, Boating.

How to reach: Mount Abu railway station is the nearest station and  well-connected to different cities in India like New Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, and Ahmedabad.

Attractions: Sightseeing, Trekking, Try boating in the lakes and relax under the beautiful weather.

15. Kutch- Gujarat: Monsoon clouds over Dhinodhar hill in Kutch and many such sights await you at the salt ground of Rajasthan. The never-ending desert plains with the surreal horizon in the monsoon give an enticing view. Kutch is even more dreamlike as it gets submerged in the water. This is one of the perfect places to plan your holiday in, as it is one of the best places to visit in India during July-August.

Ideal for: Culture enthusiasts.

Things to do: Sightseeing, camping.

How to reach: Bhuj is the closest Airport. Kutch Express is available from Bombay via Ahmedabad up to Gandhidham. From here, you can reach this destination by road. State-run bus service is efficient as well.

Attractions: The mighty beautiful sights.

The rain has arrived and nature has unfolded its million new shades which can instantly rejuvenate you from inside. So, pick your favorite destination and plan your trip instead of being stuck in traffic in the city and enjoy monsoon holidays in India.